Saturday, December 20, 2008

Handmade gifts

Christmas is almost here and I am still finishing up gifts to give! Why I don't start early every year is a mystery to me!! These are a few of the gifts that I have made this year.

These are criss-cross coasters. I have made a ton of these and given as gifts this year. They are fun to make and everyone can use coasters!

Another fun thing that I made, was the origami boxes from scrapbook paper. Martha Stewart's scrapbook paper is divine to work with on these boxes. Everyone loved them! I put coasters or magnets in each of these boxes. I have 3 left over. My plan for next year is to make them during the summer and then fill with fudge or cookies for my co-workers. We'll see if that happens....
I made magnets for all of the boys' teachers. I love making these little items. They are so fun to make and very useful. I also put them on my business card. These are fun, quick little items to make. I made all of these this spring and stored them on my refrigerator. The boys picked out which ones they wanted to give their teachers.

And, what Christmas would be complete without a cross stitch item or two? I just love this little pillow. It was hard to part with it but I know it has a good home in which it will be loved! I think I might just have to make another one of these!!

My plan for next year is to actually write down what I want to give and to whom. Then, in January, I will start making. I already know the big gifts I want to give. I have a quilt or 2 in mind for some folks. I want to make a table runner for a friend of mine. Pocket tissue holders would be good for Dennis' co-workers. Since I am in a sewing mood right now, I should take advantage of it and get some things done! Maybe it's not too late for this year - where's my knitting needles?!?!

1 comment:

  1. Love all your projects, Susan! We'll definitely have to encourage each other throughout the year so we finally get all our wonderful plans accomplished :)
    Hugs, Joanne


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